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Joseph Sartorius, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in School Administration, Saint Louis University
    • Dissertation: "Elementary Principals Role in an Effective School"
  • Ed.S. in School Administration, Saint Louis University
  • M.A. in School Administration, Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Elementary and Special Education, Southwest Missouri State University

Selected Publications

  • “Becoming the Instructional Leader of Your Building: A Critical Action Guide” Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, Missouri, June 2016
  • “Common Formative Assessment” Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, Missouri, 2015

Selected Presentations

  • Implications for DESE’s Top 10 x 20 Initiative, Missouri State Teachers Association, (MSTA) Conference, Columbia, Missouri.  November 10-12, 2016.
  • “Redesign of Leadership Programs in Missouri” NPEA, Kansas City, Missouri, August 2012
  •  “The Building Blocks for a Safe, Competent School” Missouri Middle School Conference, Tan-Tar-a, Missouri, March 20, 2009

Related Experience

  • Area Coordinator for Special School District, 2005-2007
  • Director for Special Education Services in the Lindbergh School District, 2004-2005
  • Principal at Sappington Elementary School, 1989-2004
  • Administrative Intern at Carman Trails Elementary School in the Parkway School District, 1987-1989
  • Fourth grade teacher in Parkway School District, 1985-1987

Professional Organizations

  • Fulbright Specialist Roster, Institute of International Education, (CIES)
    • Candidate
  • Governor’s Council on Disabilities
  • State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Special Education Advisory Panel
    • Chairman
  • Missouri State Task Force for Blind Student Academic and Vocational Performance
    • Chairman
  • Delta Gamma Center for Visually Impaired Children
    • Board of Directors
  • Claire Gemp Memorial Conservation Area
    • Commission Member
  • Crestwood - Sunset Hills Kiwanis
    • Member, Past President
  • Missouri Professors of Education Administration
    • Member, Past Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • Lindbergh Leader Award from the Lindbergh School District
  • Special Ambassador Award from Special School District of St. Louis County
  • Delta Gamma Volunteer Award
  • Reaching for Excellence Award, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Reaching for Excellence Award, Perry County School District #32
  • Academic Distinction, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Teacher-leader for Research-based instruction
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Church/Community Service

  • Attends Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church
  • Parish School of Religion Teacher
  • CYC Coach
  • Nerinx Hall Parent Volunteer
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Eagle Board of Review member